Hi all, We are looking to get a new family vehicle and the wife has fallen in love with a clean Explorer at a dealership. The issue I have currently is this is going to be replacing our 98 Dodge Ram and I have used that truck for a lot of truck duties. Hauling material to build a shed, hauling several cars with a car trailer, hauling a 3500lb popup camping as well as going hunting. I was going to simply get a trailer to pull behind the Exp to take over truck duties, but the one we are looking at has a class II hitch that is welded to the frame? So therefore it has a 3500lb limit. My questions is, looking at a factory brochure there is a 4x4 4.0 v6 that has a class III/IV options listed with a 5205lb towing capacity. Other than the class III/IV hitch he brochure goes on to state that the V6 with the class III/IV comes with 3.73 gears, non-limited slip rear end, and engine oil cooler. That all sounds like important things to get the load moving and keeping the engine alive, nothing on added braking or stopping related stuff. So how bad would it be to pull a slightly over the 3500lb limit trailer with an installed class III/IV hitch? Has anyone done that at all? I don't expect to be able to pull a car trailer any more, but being able to pull the popup loaded would be nice, as well as a nice utility trailer to haul materials for when I build my shop. Any help on the topic would be greatly appreciated!